Mar 16, 2015

How I Learned to Love the Gingham Suit

Style blogger Isaac Likes gives the gingham suit a fresh update, courtesy of Maison Kitsune.

A few weeks ago I got a phone call from the team at Maison Kitsuné, asking me if I’d like to co-host an event they were doing with some of the young French labels sold at Saks Fifth Avenue. I said yes. So last Thursday night I got dressed up in this gingham suit and shook hands and kissed babies alongside my fellow blogger pals Moti Ankari, Marcel Floruss and Matthew Zorpas, plus Eric Jennings, Saks’ Vice President of men’s (and my favourite person to interview whenever I need a brutally honest quote about the state of the men’s fashion business).

My first physical contact with Maison Kitsuné came when I wrote this piece about the opening of the brand’s NoMad store for The New York Times back in 2012. I was hooked from the moment I walked in.

“First things first: it’s pronounced Kit-soo-nay. And according to extensive research (thank you, Wikipedia), I can tell you that it’s the Japanese word for ‘fox.’ Thus the logo.” — from that story.

Truth be told I was a little hesitant about rocking a gingham suit, but the longer I wore it, the more I got into it. The thing about Kitsuné is that it’s like a combo deal between APC, Supreme and Thom Browne — you get the classic Parisian elements of APC, the street elements of Supreme and the kitschy tailoring elements of Thom Browne — and because the brand has a solid sense of humour (Kitsuné unabashedly screen-prints t-shirts with the word PARISIEN, and a wordy take on the classic Run DMC logo), the wearer needs to have a sense of humour while wearing the clothes, thus the ability to rock a gingham suit with a straight face. Or not. Depending on the circumstances.

Here I am with Marcel Floruss, Moti Ankari, Eric Jennings and Matthew Zorpas at the Saks event. Good times all round.

I’m wearing: Maison Kitsuné suit, sweater, button-down and belt; Uniqlo socks; and Burberry Prorsum shoes.


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